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Schenectady County Historical Society Museum

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Delighted with the ancestry help they provide

While visiting upstate NY we stopped in and found excellent genealogical reference material. In... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
No. California
Get to Know the History of the Community

Staff was very helpful in tracking down the history of a jug from a Schenectady liquor store that... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Schenectady, NY
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The Schenectady County Historical Society, through the acquisition, preservation, and exhibition of historic artifacts, documents, and structures, will educate residents and visitors about this dynamic past, so that Schenectady’s history will be...more
32 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305-1601
+1 518-374-0263
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

While visiting upstate NY we stopped in and found excellent genealogical reference material. In addition to enjoying the museum, art work, brochures and books, they gave us a handout on the cell phone walking tour of the Stockade Historic District. Highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Staff was very helpful in tracking down the history of a jug from a Schenectady liquor store that existed before Prohibition. They have a good collection of city directories, etc. They also have interesting exhibits.

Thank NYPearl
Reviewed 6 July 2017

What started as just a drive through in Schenectady ended up with a visit to their historical society and walking tour through the Stockade district. Nicely curated site in the old historic building and great information on the neighborhood. The Marquis de Lafayette stayed in...More

Thank Rowan5401
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This was a tie in with one of the historical American Girl Dolls. Seven of attended-My husband and I, my son and his wife and our five year old granddaughter Rosie and two American Girl Dolls. We're all tea fans! Tea itself was uninspired-that is,...More

Thank Auggiewalker
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The stockade area of Schenectady is a hidden gem in upstate New York. Narrow streets and old houses nestled along the Mohawk River in a location you would never stumble across by accident. The walking tours put on by the historical society give visitors a...More

Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had last visited the Historical Society Museum over 40 years ago. Many things have changed. It was a pleasant visit seeing all of the current exhibits and discussing the changes with staff.

Thank J V
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Set in the Historic District of Schenectady, in one of the many original buildings, this museum not only showed how life was lived in this old town but also brought us right up to date with thought provoking exhibits focusing on democracy and the upcoming...More

Thank 919penelopet
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This Historical Museum is an excellent place to get information for your family that lived in Schenectady and the surrounding area. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in finding answers on your Family Tree. I would recommend anyone that is in Schenectady to visit...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2016

Very well organized and user friendly. Staff is very helpful. They have an excellent resource on Italian fraternal groups.

Thank Steve Z
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful place and an absolutely wonderful staff! Carol and Bill were so helpful and extremely friendly! I would recommend anyone with an interest in history to stop by.

Thank Jsantorelli
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